Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony for the Scotia Mine Disaster of 1976

In the spring of 1976, one of the worst mine disasters in U.S. history unfolded in Letcher County, KY, in Eolia just over Pine Mountain from Whitesburg. On March 9, an underground locomotive used for transporting coal ignited methane gas that had accumulated due to poor ventilation causing an explosion that took the lives of […]